Venue Details

Lansburgh Theatre
450 7th Street, NW Washington, DC 20004
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4.7 / 5 Rated by 107 members
Review from Coralie Farlee
Red Velvet 212 events 78 reviews

WONDERFUL. This was my second time, and I took a neighbor who absolutely loved it.
GREAT theater, lines, costumes, acting, of course; with just great staging.
I recommend to ALL.

reviewed May 18 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from SA
Red Velvet 122 events 61 reviews

This play was fabulous! I would see it again. It was very funny and the costumes were beautiful.

reviewed May 12 2010 report as inappropriate
Review from jmcc
Red Velvet 130 events 58 reviews

Loved the rhymes, even when they had to stretch to form the rhyme. Acting was superb. One of the best plays I have seen this year.

reviewed May 08 2010 report as inappropriate
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Quotes & Highlights

Watch a preview video with director Michael Kahn at YouTube.


Adapted by David Ives

From the comedy by Pierre Corneille

directed by Michael Kahn*


“All the world’s a lie, and all the men and women merely liars.”

Dorante is charming, handsome … and a pathological liar! When he arrives in Paris, Dorante’s outlandish tales amaze and convince all who hear them, but for each problem his clever lying solves, it creates two new ones. Will he manage to keep his stories straight, his dupes none the wiser and somehow still get the girl? This joyful French farce bursts onto the stage in Broadway playwright David Ives’ sparkling new adaptation. Michael Kahn brings his brilliant touch to this one-of-a-kind comedy.

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